Hello friends! I’m just waking up from a “long winter’s nap.” It’s an MS thing - a sort of self imposed hibernation I use to cope with fatigue and the midwinter blues; I simply sleep right through them!
The sun has started showing its face again and even though it hasn’t warmed things up outdoors, it certainly has elevated my spirits. So has a special little quilt Barb sent me for my birthday. How could I feel glum with this to cheer me?
The pattern is “Midwinter Blues” from the 2014 Humble Quilts sew-along. Designer Lori DeJarnatt explains that the quilt isn't called that because there’s anything depressing about it but because the color blue tends to have a calming effect. Make your own quilt by following Lori's directions here:
Barb chose to work with exquisite fabrics. I've never seen such deeply saturated blues before. I also seem to have missed out on the cheddar color trend in my own fabric collecting.
As for quilting, Barb used one of her favorite designs - a lovely overall teacup pattern, stitched with silk thread. Click here for more detail on how she did it.
Want to guess what's on the back? It’s always a surprise.
Must stop now... I need another nap.